Types of أل “al” in Arabic

This was a question asked by one of our followers in our Q&A group (check the end of the post to join).  Question: Could you please explain all the various uses of  لام التعريف (ال) in Al Quran Al Kareem? Answer: Tayyib. أل المعرفة, as it is known, is broken into three types.  1. The … Continue reading Types of أل “al” in Arabic

Dhul Qa’dah ذو القعدة 

Dhul Qa'dah ذو القعدة  By Keys To Knowledge @K2KNYC  In shaa Allah we will enter the month of Dhul Qa'dah very soon, so let's learn a little about this month together.  Dhul Qa'dah is one of the four sacred months in the Islamic calendar (Dhul Hijjah, Muharram, and Rajab being the other three). These months … Continue reading Dhul Qa’dah ذو القعدة 

Al-Hikaayah الحكاية

When we reference a surah in the Quran why do we NOT apply idaafa إضافة? For example, we say: Surah al-Mu'minoon سورة المؤمنون And not Surah al-Mu'mineen سورة المؤمنين Grammatically, it would make sense to say Surah al-Mu'mineen. But the reason we do not apply the rule of إضافة is because of the grammar rule … Continue reading Al-Hikaayah الحكاية

Types of Ism al-Jins اسْمُ الجِنْس

*Ismul Jins اسم الجنس* Is broken into 3 categories: *1. Ismul Jins Jam'ee اسم جنس جَمْعِي* • Indicates 3 or more of a particular category (jins) • Its singular form has either a yaa ي or closed taa ة (known as تاء الوحدة) attached to the end of the word. Meaning: ▪If it *does not … Continue reading Types of Ism al-Jins اسْمُ الجِنْس

What is كَيْت وكَيْت & ذَيْت وذَيْت?

Interesting expressions mentioned by Shaykh Muhammad Ali Adam al-Itiyubi حفظه الله وشفاه: كَيْت وكَيْت ذَيْت وذَيْت In the hadith of 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud al-Hidhali (may Allah be pleased with him), the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, بئسما لأحدهم أن يقول: نسيت آية *كيت وكيت*, بل هو نسي, استذكروا القرآن, فإنه أسرع تفصيا … Continue reading What is كَيْت وكَيْت & ذَيْت وذَيْت?

Pay close attention to word selection in Tafsir

The Student of Knowledge should pay close attention to word selection in the Quran and how Mufassirun (scholars of Tafsir) explain these words; this will give one deeper understanding of the Book of Allah. For example, the word منيب and that the verb is أناب. However, the origin of the word is آب. So, why is there … Continue reading Pay close attention to word selection in Tafsir

The difference between َما أَدْرَاكَ وما يُدْرِيْك

A benefit from Fathul Baari by Ibn Hajar: Chapter Virtue of Laylatul Qadr. What is the difference between the statement: ما أدراك (past tense) And ما يدريك (present tense) In the Quran? Sufyaan bin 'Unayyah (may Allah have mercy on him) said, كُلّ شَيْء فِي الْقُرْآن وَمَا أَدْرَاك فَقَدْ أَخْبَرَهُ بِه ِ, وَكُلّ شَيْء فِيهِ … Continue reading The difference between َما أَدْرَاكَ وما يُدْرِيْك

3-letter root words where the first radical has a dhamma

Imaam al-Qurtubi, rahimahullah, in his tafsir mentioned a beneficial point regarding the pronunciation of certain nouns. This benefit is regarding nouns that are constructed of three root letters. If the first letter of these three letter words carries a Dhamma, then there are two permissible pronunciations: 1. Either the second letter can take a Dhamma … Continue reading 3-letter root words where the first radical has a dhamma

The difference between Umar عُمَر and Amr عَمْرو in writing

Ever noticed in Arabic that the names Umar is written as عُمَر While 'Amr is written as عَمْرو؟ Ever wondered why there is a و in 'Amr's name and not in Umar? Well, both names are comprised of the same letters ع م ر And in the past, there were no markers like fatha, kasra, … Continue reading The difference between Umar عُمَر and Amr عَمْرو in writing